“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, author, and billionaire who currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She was elected to the Facebook board of directors in 2012, making history by becoming the first woman on the board. Throughout her time as COO, Sandberg has taken the task of making Facebook profitable by storm, overseeing the firm’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications. In addition to her work with Facebook, Sandberg is the founder of LeanIn.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equal world and helping women achieve their ambitions, specifically in the workplace. Sandberg has made a lasting impact on the treatment of women in the workplace by breaking gender barriers in the business world and by using her platform to provide resources and support to other working women.
Q. What would you tell your younger self?
A. Find work you love; believe you can do anything; and know there’s no straight path to where you’re going. When you believe in what you are doing, you can combine passion with contribution – and that is a true gift. Keep trying and you will find what you love to do… and once you do, you will crush it.